Beauty schools as a whole tend to disregard brown skin in their curriculum, despite the rapidly growing high degree of ethnic spa-goers. Kelly McDonald recently addressed this issue during my interview with her at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo.
Most often I've been asked to change my name (unpronounceable), my nose (not "American") and my weight (heavy best friend). I haven't followed any of that advice, and at this point, I'm actually pretty grateful for the relentless scrutiny of my looks.
Planes these days stink. They never smelled too good to begin with, but now it's worse now than ever -- by virtually eliminating food on flights, airlines have created ethnic food warfare at 36,000 feet.